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How to Build a Custom Shelf Unit: Recycling at the same time

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This Instructable consist of a How to Build a Custom Shelf Unit; and recyling at the same time. It is a spinoff idea of Innerbubba's insperational Instructable 60-Minute-Bookcase. So as always I must give credit to whom it is due. His Instructable was one of the very first that I made my favorites.

I found several cedar plamks that my neighbor was throwing out for bulk waste collection. I just couldn't let such great materials go to waste so it was time to recyle them into something else. Also I felt I could make the world a greener place blaa blaa blaa.

My son had been asking me to make this ever since I built his sister a simular one for her room see it here The 59 Minute Bookshelf . I wanted to make it fit the theme of his bedroom and this material was perfect. His bedroom has a Wildlife Refuge/Jungle theme. I wanted to try to make the shelf look like it was made out of old supply boxes so that it had a rough worn out look. I think I came close using this old cedar planks.

Tell me what you think.
 
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Step 1: Safety, Tools, and Materials

As always safety first.

Have a safe work area.

Be aware of the follwing hazards assciated witht his project.
1. Pneumatics - compressed air can be very dangerous
2. Electrical - shocking hazards
3. Sharps - Anything that can cut or poke you
4. Tripping hazards
5. Dangerous dust - MDF dust
6. Chemicals - Spray paint

Tools used

Safety glasses
Table saw
Air compressor
Pneumatic nail gun
Sander
Tape measure
Push stick - for table saw
Ear plugs


Materials
Used Cedar board or what ever you can scrounge
1.25" brads/nails for your nail gun
Wood Glue
andygreene3 years ago
Great write up. What software did you use to make these incredible sketches?

Mr. Rig It (author)  andygreene3 years ago
Thanks, I used google sketch up. It's free from google.
Thanks. I'll give it a shot. Google's so cool
Nice! I followed the instructable on how to make one of these (your previous one) and have it holding my PS3 games right now! I've had it for about 3 years now and is still holding strong. I made mine from the wood of an old box spring.
Cute room. I've been thinking of posting some pictures of our Tiki Bar; where we used a similar "bamboo fencing" to cover the walls.
scafool5 years ago
OK, when I saw the pic of them in the driveway I thought they looked very crude, but the pic of them in the room shows how they fit into the theme. Very nice job.
What an awesome room! And I like the slat look to the shelf rather than a solid board. I might have to try this one!
mcadwell5 years ago
I like the room! Very unique
Transquesta5 years ago
Excellent layout! No kidding, this should be an example for others to follow on how to post a really GOOD instructable. . . .Eh, and now a question: what's up with the grass cloth? I like it . . .I think. :-)
Mr. Rig It (author)  Transquesta5 years ago
Thank you. That is Spanish Moss, I need to add more of it to add to the room. if you like it enough please vote for me in the contest. Thanks again.
LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
Nice job! Looks good
Mr. Rig It (author)  LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
Thank you, It's always good to hear from you Linuxh4x0r.
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